Green government, cheaper business.
There are gains to be made from going green.
We asked two academics to check the claim by Michael Gove that the EU court has been grabbing power.
A woman in Burkina Faso collects firewood. Developing nations – and particularly women in these nations – are more vulnerable to climate change, and have less ability to adapt.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
Resolution and reconciliation following major conflicts takes time, has many dimensions, and takes place at all levels of society.
Indonesia needs a combination of retributive and restorative justice for the reconciliation of the 1965-66 anti-communist killings.
There are shortcomings in celebrity led campaigns against “conflict minerals” such as the one in which US actress Robin Wright is involved.
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The relationship between advocacy organisations based in Western capitals and their marketed constituency of marginalised and disadvantaged African groups is tenuous. What then, is the goal?
Poor knowledge of mental illness and lack of access to mental health care lead many families in Indonesia to chain mentally ill people in shackles.
Thousands of people with mental illness are shackled in Indonesia even though the practice has long been banned. Why does the practice persist and how can we eliminate it once and for all?
Why do vigilante groups in Indonesia get away with harassing and threatening leftists?
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Non-state actors in Indonesia use violence and intimidation against a critical civil society as a means for the political and business elites to maintain wealth and power.
Under Xi Jingping, the Chinese government has arrested and detained hundreds of lawyers, activists and government critics.
It is important for Australia that messages on human rights in Geneva are backed up with strong and unequivocal public and private action when Malcolm Turnbull visits China.
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Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has penned an essay in Quadrant defending his government’s stance on national security. It betrays an extraordinarily open contempt for international human rights law…
Refugees rescued off the coast of Greece.
How EU leaders have sidestepped the UN Refugee Convention to make a very difficult problem disappear.
Deported as soon as they become legal adults, young refugees wander the globe in search of safety.
EU leaders are to send refugees back to Turkey.
If this cruel proposal is all EU leaders can produce in response to mass human suffering, perhaps it's not a union worth saving.
Unemployed graduates in Tunisia demonstrate to demand that the government provides job opportunities.
In the wake of the Arab Spring the international community lauded Tunisia's political transition to democracy. But a plethora of challenges may threaten democratic consolidation in the country.
It is for George Brandis to decide whether and how to audit Commonwealth laws for justifiable encroachments on common law rights.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has given George Brandis a report that does all that it reasonably could, while falling well short of what it was asked to do.
Australia detains asylum seekers in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
Western leaders and activists should show humility and allow themselves to be guided by local organisations if they wish to be effective in promoting same-sex rights.
A Syrian child sleeps on the street in Kos.
In-depth research with refugees and migrants reveals that deterrent measures will not solve the crisis.
A mob burnt down a compound of a religious cult in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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Why and how do new religious movements emerge? And how can Indonesia protect religious freedom amid hostility towards unorthodox religious groups?
The Statue of Liberty stands as a beacon of the civil religion that is the contemporary faith in human rights.
The tradition of republicanism offered us civil religion, a foundation of belief that could counter any politics or policy that demands sacrifice in this world to be compensated in some “beyond”.
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) released its reasons in Hicks v Australia on February 16, 2016, in which it found that Australia had breached David Hicks’ right to be free from arbitrary detention…